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Chaim Budnick
Regular Advisor

Re: Error on BACKUP recording pass

I really really appreciate all of the replies!!!

I am NOT certain that trapping ONLY the severe errors is enough.

The error routine basically just sends a mail to our support center that there occurred an error during the backup routine. This mail is monitored by NON-VMS people. If they see an error then they tell me and I go in to see what actually happened. If no mail is received we basically assume, perhaps incorrectly, that everyting ran as expected without any problems.

The routine also sends a mail on completion, so that we know that the routine ran!

Chaim
Bojan Nemec
Honored Contributor

Re: Error on BACKUP recording pass

Chaim,

You can trap both types of errors. Then you can decide if you can ignore an error or not.

Bojan
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Error on BACKUP recording pass

Chaim,


The error routine basically just sends a mail to our support center that there occurred an error during the backup routine. This mail is monitored by NON-VMS people.


So, now HERE is where YOU will need to dicide WHETHER you also want a report of the "-E-" errors!

If you do the ON ERROR THEN CONTINUE thing,
then, first thing after the normal ending of your Backup command, catch the value of $SEVERITY in a symbol of your own.
It WILL hold the severest message level encountered, ie, "1" for SUCCESS only if NO messages, "3" for -I- if ONLY Informationals, "0" for -W- if nothing more serious than Warnings, "2" for -E- if Errors but NO fatals, and "4" for -F- at any Fatal.

So, if you want to get MAILed in case of errors also, then GOSUB a MAIL-sending routine, and then continue normal processing.
(and of course at Fatal you have jumped this, and you do any processing necessary in that case)

hth

Cheers.

Have one on me.

Jan
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Error on BACKUP recording pass

Chaim,
if you ignore file created after backup started (as I previous posted) you don't meet this error.

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Error on BACKUP recording pass

We do "set noon" and check if the status is a well known one. Well known are :
%X00000001|WMS_I_BCK_V4>END - Save Set is Terminated
%X10000001|WMS_I_BCK_V4>END - Save Set is Terminated|Post_Proc
X10A38410|WMS_W_BCK_V4>INFO - Open Files During Backup
%X10A3824A|WMS_W_BCK_V4>INFO - Open Files During Backup
%X10A38400|WMS_W_BCK_V4>INFO - Some Files Not Found During Backup
%X10A3800A|WMS_W_BCK_V4>INFO - Some Files No More Present For Write Backup Date
%X00038150|WMS_F_BCK_V4>ABORT - Something Wrong In Backup Command Line
%X00038098|WMS_F_BCK_V4>ABORT - Something Wrong In Backup Command Line
%X10A388A8|WMS_W_BCK_V4>INFO - Open Files During Backup(retries)
Wim
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Error on BACKUP recording pass

Jan,

>$ ON ERROR THE CONTINUE
>$ ON SEVERE_ERROR THEN GOTO ...

have you tested this or know since when did it start to work? As far as I can tell, only the last "ON" is being used - one does not get a per-severity ON.
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Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Error on BACKUP recording pass

Uwe,

how should it NOT work?

Try the logic:

ON WARNING -- traps any message of level Warning or more severe

-- then

ON ERROR -- traps any message of level Error or more severe
-- that means, level Warning is not influenced

-- and then even further

ON SEVERE_ERROR -- traps Severe (or Fatal) errors
-- leaving Error and Warning levels uninfluenced.

Until your question I never even gave it much thought, just used it, and I remember only one (evident) issue with it:

ON ERROR _does_ overrule ON SEVERE_ERROR

so the order is important!


-- I cannot remember ever having read or being taught so, but _IF_ this should NOT be the way it is implemented, then I guess I must have been SOOO lucky, I should have bought a lottery ticket instead of building this "construct" (quite a heavy name for two lines of code!)

fwiw

Cheers.

Have one on me.

Jan
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.